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S1 Ep. 7

Beyond Curious with LCP: AI in government, politics and regulation

AI Governance Policy & regulation

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This week on Beyond Curious with LCP, hosts Jessica Clark and Laura Amin speak to Sir Steve Webb on how AI will transform government, policy-making and regulation.

Steve Webb is an LCP partner and a former Pensions Minister. At the DWP Steve oversaw the successful implementation of automatic enrolment, helped design and legislate for the new state pension and played a key role in the ‘pension freedoms’ introduced in 2015. So Steve has a great ‘inside knowledge’ of how policy-making is done in practice in the halls of Westminster. He has also successfully championed the use of data-driven reform, including a campaign which has helped government correct an underpayment of women’s state pensions worth over £1 billion.

We discuss:

  • How data-driven AI solutions could drive better policy-making and greater efficiency in government.
  • The extent to which ‘big tech’ firms could be trusted to self-regulate in the area of AI.
  • The role for the UK in being an attractive home for AI-powered business. 

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